Forget PHCN and Generators, How To Get an Uninterrupted Power Supply With Just an MTN Simcard


In Nigeria, there are three main sources of electric power supply:

  • The PHCN
  • Generator
  • Inverter
  • Solar

You must have experienced the heartbreaking moments when PHCN suddenly takes their electricity away from you while you are in the middle of something very important or interesting. You feel disapointed and wish you can verge your anger out on them if only they are around.

Power supply has always been a problem in Nigeria and it will continue to be until we find out a permanent solution to this particular problem.

The Generator, Inverters and solar panels are our backup options because of the inconsistency in our Electric power supply. While they are very good, the cost of buying their components, installing them and maintaining them is so outrageous and only the rich can afford that type of luxury. If you are among the faint in pocket you want to thread the paths of these alternative power suppliers, you have to be careful because it can eat deep into your pockets are leave your bank account gasping for breath.

Generator, the most common alternative to power supply can gulp your money gradually in a way that you will not even find out.

But, in the midst of all these intertwind struggles Nigerians pass through to enjoy Electric power supply in their homes. MTN Nigeria is here to help as it has always been helping.

MTN is making the lives of subscribers a whole lot brighter through innovative technological solutions MTN Nigeria in partnership with Lumos, has launched an affordable alternative electricity solution called Mobile Electricity Service.

What is MTN-Lumos Mobile Electricity?

The Mobile Electricity Service is an MTN SIM-enabled solar-based system which can help Nigerians enjoy accessible, noise-free and fume-free electricity for everyday use and conveniently pay with airtime from a MTN mobile phone. The mobile electricity device which comes with a 5 year warranty, can light up bulbs and power appliances like fans, televisions, cell phones and computers.

How the Lumous Mobile Electricity Service Powered by MTN Works

The MTN-Lumos solar solution uses a large solar panel linked to an indoor storage unit that allows customers to access significant amounts of power on demand day or night. The service is provided on a lease-to-own basis and the cost is spread over a five-year term, payable in affordable instalments via mobile phones with MTN SIMs. Customers receive a full product repair service during the lease period providing peace of mind and quality assurance.

The new mobile electricity solution is a very good innovation that creates a bridge connecting mobile technology with  reliable solar energy to provide modern electricity to Nigerians through an affordable pay-per-use functionality and simple installation.

MTN Nigeria in partnership with Lumous Mobile Electricity Service have ensured that MTN subscribers will enjoy 24/7 access to noise-free, fume-free reliable electricity, every day for as low as NGN150 per day”.

We believe that this solution will help to improve the lives of Nigerians especially because it empowers them to do more for less with electricity at their convenience and pace”


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